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15th Mar '18 4:30:46 AM kome360
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* A major plot element in ''Anime/{{Vandread}}'' is that the Harvesters are raiding human colonies for specific organs and tissues and some colonies willingly collaborate to avoid complete destruction. [[spoiler:The residents of Earth became obsessed with lengthening their lifespans and began to regard the colonists as nothing but organ banks for their survival]].

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* A major plot element in ''Anime/{{Vandread}}'' is that the Harvesters are raiding human colonies for specific organs and tissues and some colonies willingly collaborate to avoid complete destruction. [[spoiler:The residents of Earth became obsessed with lengthening their lifespans and began to regard the colonists as nothing but organ banks for their survival]]. For bonus points, they specialized each colony to harvest a single part. The protagonists come from the male and female reproductive organ farms, which also explains the Sexism War between them.



* ''Anime/{{Vandread}}'': The antagonists, who have been tasked with... something after the Earth turned into an eldritch mess, decided they needed to live forever to do their jobs and turned the rest of humanity's colonies into organ replacement farms. For bonus points, they specialized each colony to harvest a single part (probably so any persistent familial genetic defects not related to the harvesting part could be ignored, and screw the colonists who had them). The protagonists come from the male and female reproductive organ farms, which also explains the Sexism War between them.
15th Mar '18 4:28:47 AM kome360
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* ''Anime/{{Vandread}}'': The antagonists, who have been tasked with... something after the Earth turned into an eldritch mess, decided they needed to live forever to do their jobs and turned the rest of humanity's colonies into organ replacement farms. For bonus points, they specialized each colony to harvest a single part (probably so any persistent familial genetic defects not related to the harvesting part could be ignored, and screw the colonists who had them). The protagonists come from the male and female reproductive organ farms, which also explains the Sexism War between them.
4th Mar '18 2:26:02 PM thatother1dude
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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/UglyAmericans'' Mark talks about how clones were originally made for this purpose, but now they're used for a variety of other reasons such as [[TwinThreesomeFantasy marital aids]]. At the end of that episode [[spoiler: Mark's evil clone is chopped up for spare parts after he's executed for murder, Grimes gets his eyes and legs to replace the ones the clone destroyed.]]

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* In one episode of ''WesternAnimation/UglyAmericans'' Mark talks about how clones were originally made for this purpose, but now they're used for a variety of other reasons such as [[TwinThreesomeFantasy marital aids]]. At the end of that episode [[spoiler: Mark's evil clone is chopped up for spare parts after he's executed for murder, murder. Grimes gets his eyes and legs to replace the ones the clone destroyed.]]
15th Feb '18 9:06:08 AM SeptimusHeap
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11th Feb '18 10:41:31 AM MagiMecha
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* This was part of the ''Franchise/{{Superman}}'' mythos during the Post-Crisis era. Krypton had began cloning themselves with the idea of prolonging their lives. However, a group of terrorists known as Black Zero initiated a war against this sort of thing, ultimately leading to Krypton's destruction years down the line.
7th Dec '17 9:05:36 PM PaulA
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** The film and book end differently. The film [[spoiler:ends with Kate, sick of the constant surgeries and tired of watching Anna being tortured in order to keep her alive, arranging to die, thus freeing Anna.]] The book [[spoiler:ends with Anna winning her case, only [[DiabolusExMachina to be rendered brain-dead when a car hits her, at which point Sara has both her kidneys put into Kate]].]]
* In the novel and 2010 movie ''Literature/NeverLetMeGo'' by Kazuo Ishiguro, the students of Hailsham are all [[spoiler:clones designed to be this, and when they graduate from school they are expected to become donors until they die, a fate which they passively accept as what they are supposed to do]]. They develop their own GallowsHumor to deal with the horror of their situation, but overall it's a more melancholic/tragic, rather than horrific, take on the subject.

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** The film and book end differently. The film [[spoiler:ends with Kate, sick of the constant surgeries and tired of watching Anna being tortured in order to keep her alive, arranging to die, thus freeing Anna.]] The book [[spoiler:ends with Anna winning her case, only [[DiabolusExMachina to be rendered brain-dead when a car hits her, at which point Sara has both her kidneys put into Kate]].]]
* In the novel and 2010 movie ''Literature/NeverLetMeGo'' by Kazuo Ishiguro, the students of Hailsham are all [[spoiler:clones designed to be this, and when they graduate from school they are expected to become donors until they die, a fate which they passively accept as what they are supposed to do]]. They develop their own GallowsHumor to deal with the horror of their situation, but overall it's a more melancholic/tragic, rather than horrific, take on the subject.
17th Aug '17 5:29:17 AM luciagarcia8818
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FridgeLogic begins to creep in once you remember the time and resources necessary to raise a human to adulthood, the incalculable variables that could render their organs unusable, and the difficulty of ensuring that said clone remains in the dark on the until the original ''needs'' a new part is the equivalent of building a brand new car solely for it to be cannibalized for spare parts. That's all bad for drama, though, so it's usually ignored.

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FridgeLogic begins to creep in once you remember the time and resources necessary to raise a human to adulthood, the incalculable variables that could render their organs unusable, and the difficulty of ensuring that said clone remains in the dark on the until the original ''needs'' a new part is the equivalent of building a brand new car solely for it to be cannibalized for spare parts. That's all bad for drama, though, so it's usually ignored.
9th May '17 4:38:44 PM Katsuhagi
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Related to, but not to be confused with, OrganTheft. In reality, the idea of a child being a "walking transplant" is often used to argue against the possibility of "DesignerBabies" - although there have already been babies screened and selected before birth ''specifically'' to donate to an older sibling (usually in the form of some "replaceable" material, like bone marrow and blood). Sometimes combined with TrulySingleParent. CloningBodyParts is an attempt to make compatible transplants without the ethical issues involved here.

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Related to, but not to be confused with, OrganTheft. In reality, the idea of a child being a "walking transplant" is often used to argue against the possibility of "DesignerBabies" - although there have already been babies screened and selected before birth ''specifically'' to donate to an older sibling (usually in the form of some "replaceable" material, like bone marrow and blood). Sometimes combined with TrulySingleParent. CloningBodyParts is an attempt to make compatible transplants without the ethical issues involved here. RaisedAsAHost is when a person is raised with the intention of their entire body being taken over by another.
20th Feb '17 7:13:34 PM PaulA
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* In the ''Literature/KnownSpace'' series, Jan Corben did this with series of clone daughters, via brain transplant. Each time she would assume the clone's identity, "inherit" all her stuff, and the identity attached to the old body would "die in a tragic accident". She survived for a timespan of 20, maybe 30 generations that way before suffering a genuine tragic accident.
30th Apr '16 6:33:12 PM Kotomikun
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* The Capitol Steps parodied this concept in "Everybody Must Get Cloned" (itself a parody of [[EverybodyMustGetStoned a certain Bob Dylan song]]). The character makes a [[CloningBlues somewhat deteriorated]] clone of himself for "replacement parts," and then it turns out his clone has a sub-clone for the same purpose.
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